“They called me upstairs. But I go out strong and I’m happy about it.”
He added: “You know I can’t declare it but it’s a real shock who goes, I’m telling you.”
On filming the dramatic scenes, he added: “The tank was alright, it was nice and warm. Bathwater.
“They’re squirting pea juice in it to make it look like the Thames. 10 hour days in the water. I came out looking like Dot Cotton.”
EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One.